Waldorf Astoria Jeddah - Qasr Al Sharq

Arabian opulence on the Red Sea

With a name that translates to “Palace of the East,” Waldorf Astoria Jeddah - Qasr al Sharq is anything but understated. And it’s no wonder — the property was brought to life by KCA International, the same designers who helped imagine Dubai’s famed sail-shaped Burj Al Arab.

Opulence comes standard at this Red Sea-facing hotel, where a three-story Swarovski crystal chandelier greets you in the marble lobby and each of the suites boasts 24-karat-gold-leaf-wrapped TVs.

But beauty is more than skin-deep at this high-end hideaway. Service here is top-notch, from the all-female staff at the women’s-only spa to the 24-hour butler service, and the size of the boutique hotel ensures plenty of privacy.

Between the stellar care and opulent surroundings, you may just feel like you’re luxuriating in your own regal retreat.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Waldorf Astoria Jeddah - Qasr al Sharq’s accommodations are expansive, with the smallest rooms starting at nearly 600 square feet. All offer marble bathrooms and every suite overlooks the sea.
  • With its scalloped archways, elegant arabesque details, silk curtains and gold accents, the hotel exudes luxury from top to bottom.
  • Book a table at Mataam Al Sharq, the property’s lavish Middle Eastern dining room. Savor local specialties like octopus salad with fresh coriander dressing and flame-grilled lamb chops with a side of Red Sea views.
  • It is home to the first women’s-only hotel spa in Saudi Arabia. The highlight here is the AquaMed Hydrotherapy bed — the antidote to a day of sightseeing around Jeddah.
  • Visit Aromi, the property’s modern Italian dining room. This white-tablecloth-clad venue also looks out over the Red Sea, but has a more contemporary vibe and Venetian cuisine.

Things to Know

  • While the hotel’s spa only offers services for women, the adjacent Jeddah Hilton has a men’s-only health club for gents who crave a little pampering.
  • Like many other high-end hotels, Waldorf Astoria Jeddah has indoor and outdoor pools. But if you’d like to take your fitness routine to another level, here you can do so on basketball, tennis and squash courts.
  • The hotel being just a 15-minute drive from King Abdulaziz International Airport means that you can potentially go from baggage claim to basking in the opulence of Old Arabia in no time.

The Rooms

  • There are only 38 suites in the Jeddah hotel, which ensures the property keeps an exclusive, never-too-crowded feel.

  • The stunning Qasr Royal Suite tops out at nearly 4,500 square feet. The palatial space boats an 18-seat dining room table, a whirlpool bathtub with an inset TV, sumptuous furnishings and crystal chandeliers in almost every room.
  • For the ultimate in extravagance, splurge on the mammoth Qasr Al Sharq Suite, a 10,764-square-foot gem that fills half of a hotel floor with a kitchen, a private health club, a breathtaking balcony and much more.
Nearby Attractions

  • Situated on the Jeddah Corniche, Waldorf Astoria Jeddah provides a great place from which to explore this historic port city. Adults can enjoy shopping on nearby Tahlia Street for designer finds, while younger travelers will want to play in Al-Shallal Theme Park.
  • Guests of all ages will appreciate a visit to well-known attractions like Al Rahma Mosque (also known as “The Floating Mosque”) and King Fahd’s Fountain.
  • No Jeddah vacation would be complete without a visit to a local souq. Souq Al Alawi Balad and Gabel Street Souq are both less than 10 miles from the hotel.

24-hour room service
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
North Corniche Road, PO Box 7079, Jeddah, 21462, Saudi Arabia
JED (30-55 min)  
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